Assessing the spatio-temporal distribution of extreme heat events in Mozambique using the CHIRTS temperature dataset for 1983-2016.

C. Pereira Marghidan, J.I. Blanford, M.K. van Aalst, Kiswendsida Guigma, Genito Maure, Izidine Pinto, J. Arrighi, Tatiana Marrufo

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The frequency, duration, and intensity of extreme heat events are increasing worldwide, posing a significant threat to public health. However, these events have been largely under-reported and understudied across the African continent. Consequently, the nature of extreme heat hazards and the impacts of such events across Africa remain largely unknown. This research aims to address this research gap by characterising extreme heat events and their trends for Mozambique using the high- resolution remotely sensed CHIRTS-daily temperature data for 1983-2016. The results can be used for heat impact assessments and development of heat early warning system for Mozambique and other data-scarce regions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2022
Event30th Annual Geographical Information Science Research UK, GISRUK 2022 - UK, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Apr 20228 Apr 2022
Conference number: 30


Conference30th Annual Geographical Information Science Research UK, GISRUK 2022
Abbreviated titleGISRUK 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Geo-health
  • Heat wave
  • Geospatial analysis
  • geo-health
  • Geo-Informatics
  • Climate change impact

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